This section provides instructions on using the BizTalk Server Administration console to manage schemas. Schemas are used by pipelines and orchestrations to represent the message that will be processed.
Schemas are created in Visual Studio and compiled into BizTalk assemblies. You cannot add a schema to an application individually; a schema is added to an application as follows:
When you add a BizTalk assembly containing a schema to the application, as described in How to Add a BizTalk Assembly to an Application.
When you import an .msi file into an application that includes a BizTalk assembly containing a schema, as described in How to Import a BizTalk Application.
When a developer deploys into an application an assembly containing a schema from Visual Studio, as described in Deploying BizTalk Assemblies from Visual Studio into a BizTalk Application.
You can use Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Object Model to create and run scripts that automate administrative tasks. For information about using WMI, see the WMI Class Reference in the UI guidance and developers API namespace reference.